Thailand, Day 5: Big Buddha
Our fifth day in Phuket we went for a jungle tour. We first rode Polaris' up to the Big Buddha statue then went to the jungle to complete a ropes and zip line course. This was a fun day! It was really the first time I'd driven any kind of vehicle in 7 months! It was fun to be behind the wheel of an ATV again. The first one I got in was pretty much a junker though so I had to switch it out half way through. The Big Buddah statue is pretty cool. The kids thought it was fun to see and Colin and I really enjoyed the views of the island.
After we drove our ATVs back, we went to a ropes course. Evan was too small to do the big course (and Ryan was just barely tall enough) so Colin and Evan went to the kid's zone and Ryan and I did the big stuff. Let me just say, I had no idea how hilly Thailand is. Singapore is pretty flat but Phuket had tons of hills. The ropes course was pretty tough physically. I guess I wasn't totally prepared for it, or maybe I just didnt' anticipate it being so taxing. Half way through the ropes course I had to quit. My blood sugar tanked and I felt like vomiting. I felt really bad making Ryan quit early and I hate myself for letting Diabetes slow me down, but in the end it was still really fun. I'm glad we went!